Summer Fun

Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (June 24, 2022)

Welcome to the Mainely Skiing Summer Email! This email will be sent straight to your inbox whenever we release new emails. In this email, we will highlight all the summer activities in or around the Rangeley Area!

Saddleback’s New GM:

Saddleback just announced their new General Manager. The role used to be filled by Andy Shepard however, back problems have been preventing Shepard to do the job to his standards. He stepped away on June 2nd. With that announcement, he said they would hire someone within. This brings us to the newest announcement: Jim Quimby will be promoted to General Manager of Saddleback Mountain. Jim used to be Senior Vice President of Mountain Operations. I am very happy to see Jim getting that promotion as I feel he deserves it! Well done Jimmy! I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you will bring to the mountain.

Photo: Down East Magazine

Vote Saddleback:

Vote Saddleback for the best ski mountain in Maine. By voting for Saddleback, this means they are featured in the Downeast magazine and on their website. Make sure you vote today – and, tell a friend! Voting ends on June 30.

Indy Pass:

The Indy Pass has added another resort to their list. Drum roll, please….. BigRock Mountain in Mars Hill will be added to the Indy Pass for the upcoming season. That brings the total number of resorts on the pass to 100. Maine is now home to two Indy Pass Resorts; Saddleback in Rangeley, and BigRock in Mars Hill. Our neighbors to the west – New Hampshire, has four resorts. Those being Black Mountain, Cannon, Pats Peak, and Waterville Valley. Shop the pass below.

Calendar Adds:

Make sure to add these events to your calendar to keep yourself up to date with the local happenings. Of course, you can always visit our events page which is constantly getting updated so you can know about the event before anyone else! Click here

Event Name:Start Date:End Date:Occurrence:
Friday Fire and Marshmallow RoastMay 27August 26Every Friday
Kids Free Nature WalkMay 28August 27Every Saturday
Sunday Funday GeocachingMay 29September 18Every Sunday
Saddleback Lake Sunset Canoe TripMay 29September 18Every Sunday
Afternoon Common Loon PaddleJune 1August 31Every Wednesday
Haley Pond Sunset SUPJune 1September 14Every Wednesday
Free Kids Bike Group TripJune 2September 1Every Thursday
Morning Flow YogaJune 4August 27Every Saturday
Hatha YogaJune 5August 28Every Sunday
Sunday River Scenic Lift RidesJuly 3October 10Every Day
3 Day Fly Fishing Experience (July)July 6July 8Three Days
New England Forrest RallyJuly 15July 16Two Days
Tough Mountain ChallengeJuly 23July 23One Day
3 Day Fly Fishing Experience (Women)August 3August 5Three Days
3 Day Fly Fishing Experience (August)August 24August 26Three Days

3 Day Fly Fishing Experience:

Enjoy a 3-day fly fishing experience led by our own Dr. Bill Richards, a Master Registered Maine Guide!

  • Day 1: Introduction to the “Art of Fly Fishing” – A little history of the Rangeley Region. An overview of fly fishing equipment and its application. Demonstration of the “overhead cast” and proper body position, fly rod grip, and mechanics and begin to practice your skills with Coach Bill. Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Day 2: Student Practice Sessions – Coach will offer feedback and constructive tips to help improve and perfect your cast. Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Day 3: Guided Fly Fishing from a Canoe. Get an early start for a full morning on the water! Time: 5 a.m. – 10 a.m.

For more information and to sign up for this incredible opportunity, click the links below:

Date RangeLink To More Information
August 3-5 (Women)

Kids Bike Group Trip:

Saddleback’s bike trails are located in the South Branch area of the lower mountain. These gradually sloped trails include sections great for beginner riders. This weekly kid’s program will work on the transition from pavement riding to gravel and downhill biking. This program will run from June 2nd through the Thursday before Labor Day weekend.

  • BYOB – Bring Your Own Bike, or arrange to rent from the mountain.
  • Children will need to be registered and a waiver will be signed by a parent or guardian. Drop-ins are welcome, but participation requires a signed waiver.

Photo: Saddleback Maine

Jordan 8:

Things at Sunday River are moving fast in anticipation of Jordan 8. This high-speed, 8-person lift will replace the existing Jordan Bowl Express, an aging Doppelmayr Quad. This new lift is expected to be complete this fall and the new lift is already starting to take place. Sunday River posted this photo to their Instagram on June 3.

Photo: Sunday River (Getting ready to pour concrete at the base terminal of the new 8-person lift)

Friday Fire And Marshmallow Roast:

Who doesn’t love a good marshmallow roast? S’mores anyone? Make sure you sign up for these special events so you can get out into the community with the people you normally ski with! Just like the marshmallow roasts they did in the winter just warmer, make sure it’s on your calendar!


This summer, Saddleback will be hosting a range of yoga classes taught by various certified yoga instructors. See the list below for the difference in classes. To see what class fits your busy life, click over to our Events Page

  • Morning Flow Yoga – Saturday Mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am
    This program is taught by Carrol & Robert and runs from June 4 to August 27.
  • Hatha Yoga – Sunday Mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 am
    This program is taught by Kristina and runs from June 5 to August 28.
Photo: Saddleback Maine

Nature Walk and Geocaching:

Are your kids itching to get out of the house? Maybe some geocaching is in their future! Or, something for the whole family, a good ol’ walk in our back yard! Whatever you fancy, Saddleback has your outdoor goals. As the time gets closer, we’ll go into more detail.

  • Nature Walk – Every Saturday starting May 28 Click here
  • Geocaching – Every Sunday starting May 29 Click here
Photo: Saddleback Maine

Saddleback Webcams:

Have you visited the Saddleback Webcams? With three cameras scattered across the mountain, you’re guaranteed to get the best sunset. You can go back in time if you missed the best part. While you can catch some pretty amazing sunsets, you also are able to watch crews working. You can see some prospecting stakes for the new Sandy Quad. Click the link below to watch them get ready for the summer season!

Photo: Busy Base Area (6/8/22 @ 4:00pm)


With the week we’ve been having temperature-wise, we’re in for a little treat! The temps are looking good and and we are forecasting mid 80’s all weekend! Get outside and enjoy the warm weather!

High:74 82 85
Low:55 58 60
Based out of Rangeley

Welcome back warm weather! We missed you!


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